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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Three patients in England have tested positive for coronavirus. If more cases are confirmed in the UK, it will be announced as soon as possible by the Chief Medical Officer of the affected country.

Based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a public health emergency of international concern, the risk has been raised from low to moderate. The risk to individuals in the UK has not changed at this stage. 




If you have visited Wuhan and develop a fever, difficulty breathing or a cough within 14 days, you should seek medical attention either in China or on your return to the UK.

In the UK, please stay indoors and avoid contact with others where possible, call your GP or ring 111 informing them of your symptoms and your recent travel to the city.







 


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Information about the virus




A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

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China doesn’t recognise dual nationality. If you have both British and Chinese nationality you may be treated as a Chinese citizen by local authorities, even if you enter China on your British passport. If this is the case, the British Embassy may not be able to offer you consular assistance. The FCO has published guidance on nationality in China. If you’ve formally renounced Chinese citizenship, you should carry evidence that you have done so. See Local laws and customs


Universities UK, Universities Scotland and Universities Wales will continue to work closely with PHE and devolved public health authorities to monitor the situation and we have agreed to distribute appropriate guidance to our members.

If you have further questions or need further information regarding public health measures, please contact enquiries@phe.gov.uk.


All information has been taken from https://www.gov.uk/

Please head to their website to find out more information and to be updated on the latest news.

Please see links below: 

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

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